Transit Police seek public's help to identify sexual assault suspect

Dec 19 2017, 7:35 pm

Transit Police are pursuing the public’s assistance in identifying a sexual assault suspect who allegedly aggressively groped a young woman on a transit bus.

The incident occurred on Friday, July 11 on the #319 bus in Surrey. The young woman who later became the victim boarded the bus at 1:15 p.m from Scottsdale Exchange. Shortly after boarding the bus, she witnessed another passenger yelling at a man stop staring.

As the bus arrived at Newton Exchange, she stood up to prepare to disembark, but then she suddenly felt herself being groped from behind by two hands.

The Metro Vancouver Transit Police are hoping the public can assist in the identification of a sexual assault suspect who aggressively groped a young woman on a Coast Mountain bus.

It was the same man the other passenger had yelled at a short time earlier.

The woman ran off the bus to her place of work and police were called. The suspect was later seen on video leaving SkyTrain’s Scott Road Station, where he was again staring at a young woman.

He is described as an Indo-Canadian male, approximately 35 years old, wearing a faded red baseball cap, long sleeved dark blue cotton shirt, jeans and brown casual shoes.

Anyone with any information as to the identity of this suspect is asked to call Transit Police at 605-515-8300 or Text 87-77-77.


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